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washington drugs in the skies over baghdad as western diplomats try to persuade could still remain part of iraq and fight the jihad this device. traces extended in eastern ukraine with both the military and self-defense fighters vowing to see for the next three days. this nato secretary-general anders fogh rasmussen prepares to leave his post report on the shady deals which allowed him to get the job in the.
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welcome good morning to you my name is the harvey and you're watching. first for you this hour has been confirmed that armed american drones are patrolling the airspace over the iraqi capital while the country fights an army of jihadists advancing from the north u.s. official said that the drones primary task is to defend american diplomats u.s. secretary of state john kerry is also asking the kurds to stand by baghdad and he was followed by the british foreign secretary who traveled to meet leaders in northern iraq on friday to discuss their role in the conflict those who care for north looks at the prospects for iraqi kurdistan in the ongoing conflict. less than two kilometers away a stronghold of the islamic state in iraq and syria fighters from isis or as they're called in arabic have taken over the neighboring village these kurdish
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soldiers known as the peshmerga are are the only defense that's keeping the insurgents from marching north. so this whole area. isis fighters with snipers and the militant offensive sweeping across a rock is redrawing the country's borders but so too are the kurds as a rocky forces crumbled in the wake of the harvest onslaught kurdish soldiers moved in to fill the void nearly doubling their territory in the process in just a matter of hours the kurds seized militarily what they failed to secure politically for decades the oil rich province of cure cooled and its main city spofforth. the peshmerga is controlling the code. because in the other side there's no other groups but of course the peshmerga which thirty four years one of the most dangerous cities in iraq sure cook has become
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a refuge in kurdish hands hundreds of cars lined the road leading to the city as desperate iraqis for the for their lives. the city is home to a mix of arabs kurds chirk ben and christians all lay claim to this land a year ago i couldn't really walk around here without the help of an armed escort it was just too dangerous there are suicide bombings frequent clashes between rival groups like controlling care coolpix the kurds hope to prove that they can do a better job than the central government maybe safer so far but what neighbors like isis it's unclear for how long. it didn't take long that evening we witnessed care cooke's temporary or spike from violence shattered a suicide bomber tried to enter a market in a kurdish part of town at least six people killed dozens wounded kurds may seem as though when there's this. some of them are living in the euphoria of
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total tree. but more tentative and more people means more problems if it wasn't planned. already divisions are emerging minority arab and turkmen residents are worried about their rights in the new kirkuk kurdish authorities promised a referendum but in a worrying sign of what could be ahead these shiite turkmen are taking matters into their own hands. we don't trust any government or any group to protect us so we're taking our arms to defend ourselves lucy caffein of kirkuk iraq a former pentagon analyst michael maloof says that the kurds are going to use the instability in iraq to snatch as much or thora to as they can. the kurds see a golden opportunity to basically declare their independence they've already
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announced that they're going to have a referendum now they do have a choice they can either do that or. do what. kerry wants and work with the government in baghdad i think that by they listen politely to to secretary kerry i think they have their own interests in mind and unless something miraculous happens in the parliament without moloch you stand on board i think this split enough iraq is going to be inevitable the only thing that is working in anybody's favor is that isis has the has a military capability but the question is will they be able to govern all that territory they're taking over and already they're fighting from within some of the units and some of the other islamist groups and even x. about this that they that joined them temporarily to take the territory over but now there's actually been gunfire and and opposition each week for want their own
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little chunk in each little piece it's a mess. well we are closely following events in iraq and we'll update you as the situation develops you can also log on to our website dot com for more information there including analysis on exhibit. the shaky truce in eastern ukraine has been extended with both the army and anti-government fighters promising to recognize that the cease fire which has been in place for a week is part of attempts to bring peace to the region people there exhausted from i'll tell you attacks that have forced tens of thousands to flee. we're going to put the forward to. do you think if they want. to experience in your very eyes even if we're seeing today yeah your wisdom origin of today michigan should think that given the national design national pretty consistent has been done ever being
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a can use them wish they hadn't said that and so they had to my you that i was. less than just. a hollow wish made like this you can use them to do more here let's assume they see if i get it in will. cain let's talk now to on tuesday one caution if he joins me live from the done yet screech and how much optimism is that this cease fire will actually hold well and not a lot so really while the cease fire like you mentioned was extended by a further seventy two hours by france president of the polish and call that was later confirmed by the defense forces here nice of ukraine as well however a bit about i shouldn't call it did say that it's the slightest violation of the cease fire if people start building barricades or anything like that that would lead to a recall of the troops right away now dialogue consoled say to the search for peace
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continue both sides are making these efforts and russia and the e.u. are always so welcoming these initiatives unfortunate like was said weeklong the initial weeklong ceasefire it didn't really have steak has both sides seem need to attack each other in the ukrainian military and the national guard continue shelling the east of ukraine and the self-defense forces are also it's acting according to the latest unconfirmed information at least that's when two soldiers of the national guard had been killed near a checkpoint at slide down. military casualties are not the only casualties as a civilian still continued dying according to all some confirmed information a mother and her twenty six year old son had died near slovyansk as a result of ukrainian army shelling a missile hits a residential building and killed them both ok that's are these are mine cos of
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reporting from the don't yet screen. next nato's she found this photograph and soon will soon leave his post just as questions are raised over how exactly got his job back in two thousand and nine leaked documents posted on wiki leaks suggest that in two thousand and nine denmark agreed to start proceedings to close an international kurdish channel they've been broadcasting from copenhagen in exchange turkey reportedly promised to back rasmussen for the position of nato secretary general so why was turkey so worried about these broadcasts well ankara claims that rose t.v. was a mouthpiece for the kurdistan workers party which fights for the rights of the kurdish minority and is considered a terrorist organization in turkey and the west the channel started broadcasting in two thousand and four and in two thousand and ten it was officially accused in denmark of promoting terrorist activities and earlier this year the channel's
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license was finally revoked we spoke to the channel's lawyer. we have a special independent committee or terribly should be denmark which would issue the search if occurrence the turks the turkish government had at three different occasions complained to this committee and each time they concluded that the coverage of the fights the clashes the conflict between the p.k. k. the kurdish guerrillas and the turkish security forces was just like the coverage you would fired at the big day the students television stations so we thought that also the courts. would respect the free the freedom of press the freedom of information but it did occur we actually asked nato to comment on the leaks about the deal to appoint rasmus and we
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got no answer instead the press office referred us to the danish judicial authority saying that because they're all fully independent however your uncle asked questions that plane. there were some conflicts of political character between denmark and turkey. states intervened because a very broad stroke they describe it is to become the six zero and therefore they felt comfy with him as the secretary general there was a big pressure from the u.s. forces. to think even creative bandai how to a diet and how to prove that rusts elevation was permitted to saracens and in the end they died but what there was there within hours after that a dyke with it was announced that there was agreement between the turkish
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government and the other day two countries to decide the previous stage privatised as a second surgery. to stay with us here in arctic coming up after the break shifting the burden on us city of detroit harvest close to a humanitarian crisis with the u.n. accusing local authorities of human rights violations but cutting off water supplies or. construction workers in camps are angry at dar working conditions fight say security guards they say are depriving them of their rights and freedoms that in other world news coming up in just a few. the
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of his plight. the myths created by the chief nazi ideologist bound for tal saw in the west we have to fight these myths today in memory of those who walked in the second world war. choose your language call it the killer though if you're going to kill some of the . treatments the fumes get consensus you can. choose the opinions that immigrate to. choose the stories could impact the. truth be accessed often. welcome back to our teen x this hour water supplies could be cut for up to three hundred thousand people with unpaid bills in the bankruptcy us city of detroit now
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most over the city as little as one hundred fifty dollars but authorizes they're desperate for any cash that they can get u.n. experts have called the government actions a violation of human rights and close inspection reveals that it's not just our hard up who aren't paying their bills some corporations are tens of millions of dollars in the red as well but there is a little pressure being put on their parties making lopez pics of the story. it is one of the most essential elements of life. americans enjoy some of the cleanest and most abundant water in the world but what happens when the pipes are turned off and the tap runs dry how am i supposed to wash my child heilman i supposed to shower must fill in the largest american city to ever filed for bankruptcy residents are falling behind on their water bills now facing five billion dollars in bad debt the water department is taking drastic measures to plug
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holes and that means cutting water this is one of those houses that has had its water shut off and you can tell that because the detroit water and sewer department went ahead and painted on the porch that water cut time now they've been doing this more and more frequently to abandoned houses and they are they say going after abandoned houses first in order to kind of avoid it wasting water for houses that people simply don't live in however more often these days the houses facing shut off have residents living inside this is did detroit water brigade headquarters groups like the way fun in the detroit water brigade are working with residents to get on the water they need in the short term and the funding in the long term to sustain themselves we have donations the water people have say we also have water filtration devices as well as aqua tablets so that people could you know access to clean drinking water these groups are now calling for help from the federal
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government and even the united nations to address what they describe as a humanitarian crisis nikita rally is one detroit resident who is afraid of the consequences of missing even a single payment if you tell someone i don't have water in my home that's the first strike you can get your children removed or you go to the war department if they help get my children back they don't care don't just dance and she isn't alone no being you're shutting out all the water all the most votes. first which now raises a human rights question it raises a moral question what people do once their water is cut off how do they take their medicine if they see the shot of they make the formula for the baby however the water department argues we have the the burden of being heavy to be realistic in a lot of folks the activists for example don't have that they have what they feel are simple solutions. which really don't really hold water if anybody can come up with a way that we can make the detroit drink water is good as it is right now for pennies
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on the dollar will want to listen unfortunately this is not the case leaving some residents salivating for a solution to this water crisis and others just plain thirsty reporting in detroit michigan meghan lopez. made a career in and around town an international water campaigner for the blue planet project told us unemployment of poverty off fuelling the crisis there are thousands of residents who have been cut who've been cut off from their water and sewerage services since march and what that means is that people basically don't have access to water in their homes we're talking about a city where forty percent of the people are living below the poverty line so many of these people cannot afford to be there to pay the bills and it is a violation of the human right to water and sanitation when people are being caught being forced to pay very high rates for their water and sanitation services and when they're not able to meet those demands they are being cut off all the plies of
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thousands of detroit's residents is also the focus of breaking the set which is coming up for you. next construction workers in cattle are say their basic rights are being breached by security guards at one of the biggest building sites in the country's capital latest episode at a hotel complex or several people injured during a brawl with the guards who builder say we're not letting them take a shed will break the guards allegedly struck the workers with the ceiling rolled up event in leaving. a german filmmaker who was arrested by qatari police for exposing the country's poor working conditions believes that this case is just a drop in the ocean. level of you know violence displayed in that video just shows
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the level of despair those workers are in it was initiated by the workers not being allowed to take proper spray bear in mind we are in the middle for ramadan ramadan obviously has for workers and there are quite a few of them on the building sites. you know high meaning and i think it's really right now as these things come up more and more and you know with higher frequency i think it's time to really face a possible rerun of the world for the world cup in qatar that's something that you know comes into reality with all human rights issues with all the corruption issues coming up on a daily basis right now i think this is what we had in front possibly. of a quick look at what we've got online for you now starting with the watching from the international space station nasa astronaut films like. from above during a thunderstorm over the united states you can check out the pictures for yourself
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on the video. call. plus german also killed joyful football fans threatening to punish land cheering and advise and against any thanks painting we'll tell you why. now death row inmates in oklahoma are protesting against the use of lethal injections to execute them they say it's akin to experimenting on humans a lawsuit filed against the state follows the bungled execution of oklahoma in make clayton lockett in april he died of
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a heart attack some forty minutes after being injected doctors say that the burst of vein in his body whilst the controversial cocktail of drugs was being administered there was a similar incident back in january in ohio where an inmate was reportedly convulsing for around twenty five minutes in both cases concerns were raised that the doctors use previously untested drugs now even though the investigation into both cases continues prison authorities are continuing to use the method three executions of actually been carried out in june so far the first since april in total three thousand prisoners await the death penalty in the u.s. jails human rights advocates are concerned the authorities are unwilling to take heed of past failures. every time one more state changes a protocol or changes the lethal drug cocktail in a sense we have the potential for human experimentation to be trying something on
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a human being that's never been tried before and that's being repeated in state after state here in the united states oklahoma has not done another execution yet now we've set some dates out several months into the future and that's exactly why these inmates have sued what they're basically saying is that we're not ready to do more executions on the other hand the status saying it thinks we will be ready within a couple of months and of course without the full findings there on what went wrong in clayton markets execution i think it's very hard for the state's argument to be taken seriously that we're ready to actually start more executions when we don't fully know what happened. ok some other news from around the world for you israeli fighter jets of launched air strikes in the gaza strip leaving two palestinians dead and critically wounding another man allegedly belonged to the popular resistance committee an armed group accused of firing rockets into israeli territory attacks came as israeli troops continue a large scale search for three missing teenage boys believed to have been abducted
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by my. place in government as apologize for a shooting on u.s. territory the military helicopter accidentally opened fire on u.s. border guards during the search for drug smugglers just north of the frontier in arizona nobody was injured in the incident. but as well as capital and several other cities have been hit by a temporary power blackout the incident disrupted subway services and caused traffic chaos the blackout was caused by an outage at a power station in central venezuela which forced other generators off line march to see a similar problems in the country's power grid left caracas without power for twelve hours. in a bid to ease the bureaucratic burden and save money if. french government is redrawing it in a borders to reduce the number of regions the plans have been met with anger with the richer regions and willing to pay for the poor and neighbors but that is going
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to cost of reports now the might of his own vested interests as well this is what it could look like it's once it's become fourteen eliminating bureaucracy and supposedly saving france fifteen billion euros this is francois lawns regional shake up plan for two thousand and fifteen or a copy of the decentralized regional model of germany according to moving the time if this reform gets the green light in the region of what we are now will merge with the right the problem is that this is considered relatively rich its neighbor is the mining and steel region in deployed and people here don't want to end up paying for it. they're talking about hypothetical economic advantages it's a booby trap the real goal of those who pull the strings is that this integration of nation states the e.u. will deal directly with the regions. who. are facing a dictatorships will to impose a model which we're friends would be to integrate
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a regionalized europe with the your atlantic bloc and a food hole which the world governance. period large claims these documents dated back to nine hundred ninety seven by the association of european border regions as well as the two thousand and see map of regionalized europe by the assembly of european regions is proof that the union has long been planning to regionalize the countries to gain more control. who will be part of something that does not even have a name for a no. and now there is a growing number of french politicians who are also speaking out against this regional shake up saying that supports in the country's identity at risk and opening the door to something which could not only reshape france but make it disappear during a coster of our reporting from france for its. about with more news headlines at the top of error on the way for you next a look at the ups and downs of the financial world with every night.
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obama pushes congress for half a billion to train or to clip the fragmenting syrian opposition to u.s. military and to play with american weapons ukraine signs up to a controversial to you free trade deal along with georgia and moldova into a trade agreement but its failure to finish a multi-billion dollar air force is blamed on an engineering posture. what other media turns a blind eye to you get on r.t. . first class because russia and yes you russia they are going to be on the cost master license of revolution of a ever give us a cell phone. i'm happy
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